Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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Business of Shipping: Considerations When Vetting a Tank Vessels to Charter

By Ira Breskin – A tanker charterer should carefully vet a nominated vessel by conducting prudent risk assessments to reduce liability. In fact, it is incumbent on the charterer to do...

September 16, 2020
Total Views: 117

Monday, April 13, 2020
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Maritime News

Business of Shipping: What’s Happening with VLCC Storage?

By Ira Breskin – Moderate production cuts announced Sunday by the world’s major crude oil producers should reduce what has been the critical need for floating storage used to warehouse...

April 13, 2020
Total Views: 137

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
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Business of Shipping: Container Shipping Well-Positioned to Withstand COVID-19 Downturn

By Ira Breskin – The world’s container shipping industry is well-positioned to withstand the COVID-19 -induced downtown, say industry experts. Speakers offered that consensus view last week during the TPM...

March 25, 2020
Total Views: 34

Monday, February 24, 2020
Maritime News

Business of Shipping: The LNG Bunkering Era is Here

By Ira Breskin – The Liquid Natural Gas bunkering era is here. That’s the loud and clear message sent last week at the LNG for 2020:  Fueling Tomorrow’s Shipping conference...

February 24, 2020
Total Views: 115

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
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Business of Shipping: Incident Prompts U.S. Coast Guard to Refocus on Cyber Security

By Ira Breskin – NEW YORK –The local Coast Guard unit now is implementing critical lessons learned from a recently completed turbocharged cybersecurity review. That’s the message delivered by two-sector...

October 15, 2019
Total Views: 50

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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Maritime News

Business of Shipping: Improved Infrastructure Leads to Upswing at Port of New York and New Jersey

By Ira Breskin – The Port of New York and New Jersey is enjoying an upswing. That’s the message speakers delivered at the recent 19th annual Port Industry Day. This...

October 9, 2019
Total Views: 23

Friday, September 6, 2019
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Business of Shipping: Trade Dispute Helps Lift Volumes at Ontario’s Port of Thunder Bay

By Ira Breskin THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO– The deepwater port here will modestly increase volume this year by offering shippers attractive transit options for international cargo displaced by trade disputes. “With...

September 6, 2019
Total Views: 4

Thursday, July 11, 2019
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Maritime News

Business of Shipping: Simple Rules for Attracting Investors for Public Shipping Firms

By Ira Breskin – Veteran investment banker Brian Friedman, president, Jefferies Financial Group, recently explained the simple rules executives of publicly traded shipping firms should heed to attract and retain...

July 11, 2019
Total Views: 16

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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Maritime News

Business of Shipping: Smooth Sailing Ahead for Jones Act Operators

By Ira Breskin (Business of Shipping) – It should be smooth sailing for the foreseeable future for operators of large Jones Act vessels, speakers said last week at the 32nd...

June 26, 2019
Total Views: 12

Monday, June 10, 2019
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Business of Shipping – Nor-Shipping 2019

By Ira Breskin in Oslo, Norway – Executives from maritime industry service providers interviewed at the Nor-Shipping conference in Oslo last week universally promoted intelligently designed and targeted new offerings...

June 10, 2019
Total Views: 8

Monday, May 6, 2019
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Maritime News

Business of Shipping: Maritime Industry Technology Accelerators

By Ira Breskin – The staid maritime industry now boasts several technology accelerators, with more likely to follow. The accelerator name is self-effacing. These technology “hot houses” are designed to...

May 6, 2019
Total Views: 17

Thursday, March 21, 2019
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Maritime News

Business of Shipping: China’s Claims in South China Sea Could Impact Commercial Shipping

By Ira Breskin – The maritime territorial dispute between China and many of its neighbors, as well as the United States, has major negative, long-term policy implications for shipping, a...

March 21, 2019
Total Views: 19

Monday, February 11, 2019
Maritime News

Business of Shipping: Risks and Challenges of Autonomous Shipping

The Business of Shipping is new column from Ira Breskin, senior lecturer at SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx, NY and author of The Business of Shipping (9th edition), North...

February 11, 2019
Total Views: 61

Sunday, January 20, 2019
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Business of Shipping: Soo Locks’ Long-Awaited Upgrade

The Business of Shipping is new column from Ira Breskin, senior lecturer at SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx, NY and author of The Business of Shipping (9th edition), North...

January 20, 2019
Total Views: 6